Edward: "The main problem [vs. Gambit] was mental preparation; we just f*cked up"

We talked to Ioann "Edward" Sukhariev following Natus Vincere's first win at the ELEAGUE Major, defeating BIG in dominant fashion on Inferno earlier today.

Natus Vincere have now joined the 1-1 pool following a crushing loss to Gambit in the first round yesterday, with a poor showing on the CT side of Nuke, before dominating BIG on Inferno.

Edward discussed the Gambit fiasco in the first round

After the match, Ioann "Edward" Sukhariev talked to us about the earlier fiasco versus Gambit and their inconsistency here and at the qualifier, as well as the huge win against BIG and their future at the tournament.

Going back to yesterday and your fiasco against Gambit, did you expect Nuke to be played when you left it in the veto with Train?

Nuke was one of the expected maps, not the first one. There were only three maps, Nuke was maybe second or third.

Would you leave Nuke in again if you had the chance now?

It's a hard question, I don't know. Every time we lost in such a way, we've done some work on the map, and of course we want to improve our game and test it next time. Maybe, who knows, we might pick Nuke next.

Tell me about the match itself, why do you think it was so hard, especially given you started on the much-favored CT side?

The main problem for us was mental preparation. We just f*cked up (laughs) with this.

I know your last encounter with Gambit at DreamHack Winter was quite nerve-wracking considering the history between the two of you, did that play a part as well?

Exactly, that's where it came from, the mental preparation.

Were you more ready for BIG?

We focus on our next opponent in a way that we don't care who we play. We're just focusing on our own game and try to show the beautiful chaos. We don't care who we play.

Was the game as comfortable as it seemed from the scoreline, 16-1?

electronic shone, his performance was really amazing. There were many situations when were three on B and only two on A and BIG went to A and the trades were five to zero in our favor, it was impressive, really impressive by him.

Can you tell me about electronic's evolution in the last three months he has played with you? How has he been fitting in?

We spent a lot of time at bootcamps, so he adapts really quickly to us. He's a young guy, his will to win is really big and he's doing everything well.

Is he calm in pressure situations?

He's not a calm person, but his emotions give him more power, he's that kind of a person.

Throughout the qualifier and the Major so far, you've had such inconsistent results, what does that come down to? Is it the maps, or perhaps the mental preparation you were talking about earlier?

Well, even if we had a lot of time at a bootcamp, we made a lot of mistakes in preparation. Of course this is all about our preparation, that's why we are so inconsistent in our matches. We're trying to work on it here, we're discussing our game and always trying to improve it.

How confident are you in your ability to advance to the playoffs?

It will depend on our opponents and maps that we're going to play.

Who would you be confident against, then?

I don't know the pool, but... well, like I said before, I don't care who we play. It's only about us.

Ukraine Ioann 'Edward' Sukhariev
Ioann 'Edward' Sukhariev
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1414
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
#1
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Romania SpeedOMike 
hard f bois
2018-01-21 01:40
#2
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Ukraine kalitajke 
expected
2018-01-21 01:40
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Turkey FaZe|XANTARES 
yes
2018-01-21 01:41
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France plagueis 
yes
2018-01-21 01:42
yes
2018-01-21 01:56
#32
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CIS Sforz 
yes
2018-01-21 02:57
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Estonia JuliaFriberg 
Savage
2018-01-21 01:47
#6
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Denmark anton^ 
k
2018-01-21 01:41
lol
2018-01-21 01:41
#8
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African Union hdlmb 
ez
2018-01-21 01:41
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Denmark JustYes 
ez4edward
2018-01-21 01:41
who
2018-01-21 01:41
#13
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Lithuania Paulius_CS 
Mental issues XD
2018-01-21 01:41
#14
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Brazil LOOOOOL_4Head 
mental issues
2018-01-21 01:41
There were many situations when were three on B and only two on A and BIG went to A and the trades were five to zero in our favor, it was impressive, really impressive by him. OMEGALUL
2018-01-21 01:42
#17
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Brazil Collee 
I want to know the main problem for his performances nowadays
2018-01-21 01:43
#18
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United Kingdom Fizzhaz 
lol wtf edward make sense pls
2018-01-21 01:44
you had absolutely no tactics
2018-01-21 01:44
yeah it's totally mental issues lmao
2018-01-21 01:48
#22
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Iceland caverat 
just retire
2018-01-21 01:51
#44
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Latvia Flinchester 
just kill your self cunt
2018-01-21 11:37
#45
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Iceland caverat 
make na'vi great again
2018-01-21 13:16
#46
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Latvia Flinchester 
yes, but dont kick flamie
2018-01-21 13:17
#47
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Latvia Flinchester 
CORE: ZEUS, S1, EDWARD.
2018-01-21 13:18
why you reply to yourself?
2018-01-21 15:13
#49
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Latvia Flinchester 
why not
2018-01-21 15:28
23rd
2018-01-21 01:55
#24
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Paraguay HighAIching 
excuses
2018-01-21 01:55
#26
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Malaysia byaIi 
ahahah true
2018-01-21 01:56
fiasko hahahahahha
2018-01-21 02:00
Yeah you are the problem edward
2018-01-21 02:05
What's the use of "censoring" by replacing one letter? Actually what's the use of censoring at all?
2018-01-21 02:08
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Ukraine Rico24 
How confident are you in your ability to advance to the playoffs? It will depend on our opponents and maps that we're going to play. Who would you be confident against, then? I don't know the pool, but... well, like I said before, I don't care who we play. It's only about us. ________________________________________________________ What?
2018-01-21 02:31
i arent think that
2018-01-21 02:36
he just fucked up
2018-01-21 05:02
#34
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Finland Smoonah 
all about us dunnit care who we plays
2018-01-21 05:30
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Ukraine minemax 
The main problem is Edward.
2018-01-21 06:25
edward needs to go. His performance past couple months..lol
2018-01-21 06:26
Edward: "depends on the teams that we will face" Also Edward: "We do not care who we play"
2018-01-21 09:12
xDD funny guy ;] f**ked yr self better, so ruuuuuuuuud
2018-01-21 09:25
Ivan, what are u doing? - said simple vs gambit at nuke. VANYA DEMKI.
2018-01-21 09:53
#41
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Brazil augusJ 
LUL EDWARD.... Accept defeat ... Gambit put you in your pocket. I hate those who do not know how to lose.
2018-01-21 10:35
#42
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Russia razorVJ 
> He's not a calm person Lmao electronic looks pissed 24/7
2018-01-21 11:01
#54
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Kazakhstan tomik0 
On vigliadit kak kakoita dikie bezprizornik
2018-01-21 18:18
HLTV IS SWEARING OWOW
2018-01-21 11:23
what a legend <3
2018-01-21 15:41
Family show bois.
2018-01-21 16:07
FAMILY SHOW OW OW
2018-01-21 16:19
Let’s go LIQUID
2018-01-21 17:20
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